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Meteorologist visits Immaculate Conception School

April 12th, 2014

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Marlborough – Want to know about tornado chasers?  How about all the difference type of snowflakes?  Maybe you are curious about global warming?  Immaculate Conception School’s grades 3 through 8 recently had a chance to ask Eric Fisher, chief meteorologist at WBZ-TV these questions and more. Fisher visited Immaculate Conception School and was peppered with [...]

Letter to the Editor: Vote ‘NO’ for a split tax rate at Southborough Town Meeting

April 11th, 2014


To the Editor: Article 24 on the Town Warrant of Southborough is proposing a dual property tax rate which would tax business at a higher rate. The rationale for those who oppose Southborough’s long-standing single tax rate is that increased business in Southborough will cause home values to decline.  Here are the realities to consider: [...]

Longtime educator turns Zumba instructor in Hudson

April 11th, 2014

Linda Corbin of Northborough leads a Zumba class at the Hudson Senior Center.

Photo/Ed Karvoski Jr.

Region – Linda Corbin commuted from Northborough to Hudson for 19 years when she worked as the principal of Hubert Kindergarten up to 2008. She’s currently travelling that route again to instruct Zumba at the Hudson Senior Center.

“After spending so many years in the pursuit of intellectual growth, I decided to work on improving my health and getting a little more in shape,” she said with a laugh.

Corbin started attending various exercise classes nearly daily at a Northborough health club. Zumba immediately became her favorite.

Hudson, Marlborough police departments make arrest after drug investigation

April 11th, 2014

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Hudson – The Hudson Police Department has released information on a month-long investigation with the Marlborough Police Department into the illegal distribution of cocaine that has resulted in an arrest: On Wednesday, April 2, 2014 narcotics detectives from the Hudson and Marlboro Police Departments concluded a month long investigation into the illegal distribution of cocaine [...]

Conservation gift accepted by council

April 11th, 2014

Marlborough – A $1,000 grant from the Cummings Foundation to the city’s Conservation Commission was formerly accepted by the City Council at the council’s April 7 meeting. The gift was given at the recommendation of and in honor of Ginger Ryan, one of the foundation’s employees.

April: a time to celebrate!

April 11th, 2014

The Peter Rice Homestead is the home of the Marlborough Historical Society. (Photo/submitted)

Marlborough – The good weather is always a time to celebrate. On April 8, 1871, the thermometer reached 80 degrees in the shade. April 30, 1853 Marlborough had June-like weather and some peach trees were in blossom.

Peaslee students selected for all-state chorus

April 11th, 2014

(l to r) Ally Cashin, Michaela Berk, and Kerri Walsh, with their music teacher, Katrina Whalen, show off their special t-shirts they wore as part of the All-State Treble Chorus . Missing from photo is student Colleen Mulligan. (Photo/Nance Ebert)

Northborough – Four girls from the Marguerite E. Peaslee School recently traveled to Boston to sing in the first ever All-State Treble Chorus. From the 600 students that auditioned, the girls were part of the final 200 that were selected to participate in the chorus.

Local student ensembles win honors at music festival

April 10th, 2014

Jared Entwistle plays the French horn in Algonquin’s ninth-grade concert band.

Region – Bands and choral groups from Algonquin Regional High School (ARHS), Northborough’s Robert E. Melican Middle School, and Southborough’s Trottier Middle School were among dozens of groups that performed at the 38th annual Concert and Choral Festival organized by the Massachusetts Instrumental and Choral Conductors Association (MICCA).

BGCMW announces youth basketball division champions

April 10th, 2014

(back, l to r) - Fran Hurley, president and Jeff Stupik, social recreation coordinator, Boys & Girls Clubs of MetroWest 
(middle, l to r)  - Jim Hickey, vice president of business development, Ellen Dorian, executive vice president, and Rick Bennett, president and CEO, Marlborough Savings Bank 
(front, l to r) - Two participants from the Youth Basketball League

League sponsor Marlborough Savings Bank shares in program’s continued success Marlborough – The Boys & Girls Clubs of MetroWest recently celebrated the end of a great season for the local Youth Basketball Program, a 10-week program that has been running for more than 35 years. The generous support from the program’s League Sponsor, Marlborough Savings [...]

Special Shrewsbury Town Meeting will address former Spag’s property development ‘vision’

April 10th, 2014

An artist's initial rendition of "Lakeway Commons" 
Photo/courtesy Grossman Development Group, LLC

Shrewsbury – A plan to develop the former Spag’s/Building 19 property into a multi-use complex will be on the agenda for the Tuesday, April 29, Special Town Meeting (STM). The warrant will ask voters to approve nine articles that would substantially change the rules and roadways of the property located on Route 9.

The developer, Grossman Development Group, met with the Board of Selectmen during the board’s April 8 meeting to discuss the initial “vision” for the project, which they have dubbed “Lakeway Commons.”

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